Larry Fink, BlackRock

17 January, 2018

Larry Fink: companies must make a ‘positive contribution’ to society

Larry Fink, chief executive of BlackRock, the world's biggest asset manager, has said companies must make a "positive contribution to society" and benefit all of their stakeholders. The views come ...
compliance

17 January, 2018

Half of large corporates have unreported compliance breaches

More than half of UK companies have compliance breaches that remain unreported to regulators, according to new research. The survey reveals that 52% of large corporates are aware of "compliance iss...
time, change, corporate governance

22 December, 2017

Twenty-five years of the UK Corporate Governance Code

On December 17, 2010, Tarek el-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi, a street vendor, set fire to himself in protest at being harassed by the police in the provincial Tunisian city of Sidi Bouzid. In this act of de...
women at work, gender pay gap, business

19 December, 2017

Regulator warns of ‘unlimited’ fines for failures over pay gap reports

The regulator in charge of enforcing gender pay gap reporting among UK companies has warned of "unlimited fines and convictions" for failure to comply with new disclosure rules. The
Ethical Leadership, chairman

14 December, 2017

Lead by example: the many benefits of ethical leadership

Corporate culture has become a subject of significant discourse lately, and it’s to no-one’s surprise given the seemingly perpetual headlines...
exxonmobil, climate change

12 December, 2017

Exxon bows to shareholder demands and agrees climate change report

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boardroom, governance

12 December, 2017

‘Communication gap’ found between audit committee chairs and auditors

A "communication gap" between audit committee chairs and auditors over the level of materiality applied during an audit is occurring in a significant number of companies, according to a thematic revie...
business ethics

12 December, 2017

Opinion of business ethics rallies, but stays lower than 2015 level

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Theresa May, prime minister

8 December, 2017

UK’s draft new governance code has a social mission

There were no big condemnations, no one cried foul; the release of the F...